Majority opinion used by many at same sex marriages

Justice Margaret Marshall

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An article in The Boston Globe yesterday mentioned that a particular excerpt from Massachusetts landmark decision in Goodridge vs. Department of Public Health continues to be a popular reading at same sex marriages all over the US.

After reading the article in the Boston Globe I can see why it has remained so popular with civil marriages for same sex partners.  I’ve taken the text from the image above and added it below to make it easier for you to read.

“Civil marriage is at once a deeply personal commitment to another human being and a highly public celebration of the ideals of mutuality, companionship, intimacy, fidelity, and family…  Because it fulfills yearnings for security, safe haven, and connection that express our common humanity, civil marriage is an esteemed institution, and the decision whether and whom to marry is among life’s momentous acts of self-definition.”

– Chief Justice Marshall, November 2003

One response to “Majority opinion used by many at same sex marriages

  1. I couldn’t agree more. I think Chief Justice Marshall summed it up perfectly.



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